Friday, November 9, 2012

Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition

Fresh from a tour around the United States, the exhibition 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' opens at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki tomorrow, 10 November 2012 and runs until 3 March 2013.

The exhibition organised by the Brooklyn Museum and curated by photographic historian and author Gail Buckland, is a photographic history covering 1955 to the present. It is ground breaking from the perspective that it is the first museum exhibition to acknowledge photographers for their collaborative and creative role in the history of popular music.

Ref: 580-10702, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Visitors to the art gallery will be able to see 173 works (including never seen before images) from more than 100 photographers. The list of photographers includes 'photographic royalty' such as Diane Arbus, Roberta Bayley, Henry Diltz, Godlis, Dennis Hopper, David LaChappelle, Annie Leibovitz, Linda McCartney and Albert Watson. Equally the list of subjects include music scene 'heavy weights' such as The Beatles, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Led Zepplin, The Sex Pistols, U2 and Amy Winehouse. Find out more about the exhibition.

Ref: Footprints 03595, Fairfax Media/Auckland Libraries, South Auckland Research Centre
Auckland Libraries also holds a range of music related photographs and ephemera from different periods in its collections and these can be found online using the following databases: Heritage Images, Local History Online, Footprints, Ephemera Online.

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